Program Officer, End Sexual Exploitation
Marion Ogeto joined Equality Now in January 2021. As the Associate Program Officer, End Sexual Violence, she provides primary support to advancing the ratification and implementation of the Maputo Protocol by engaging in programs on ending violence against women and girls in Africa. Through that, leads one of the Spotlight Initiative Programs through the development of projects and implementing activities on the development of commitments to ending sexual and gender-based violence. She also provides support in projects relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights, given she has a key interest and experience in the area.
Her home town is Nairobi. However, she is currently living on the outskirts of Nairobi in Kajiado North. She speaks English, Kiswahili, and Spanish.
Marion holds a law degree from Strathmore University, and she is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She is very proud of this, given she is a 1st generation graduate. She is also a member of the USAID CECA Digital Youth Council where they analyse and devise strategies on ending online harm against the youth. She further holds certifications in women’s rights and digital rights through training and online courses.
Marion strongly believes that the world would be a better place only if everyone acted/did something when they saw injustice/ in the face of injustice- rather than remaining silent. One of her favorite quotes is: “Silence in the face of injustice is complicity with the oppressor”
That is why she is proud to be a feminist because feminism to her means seeing women and girls facing injustice and doing something about it. The latter part holds so much power because that’s what will make the difference- that’s what will prevent more women and girls from being subjected to any form of injustice.
Outside of work, she loves watching shows and creating music playlists. In another life, she would have pursued a career in music.